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Caribaetis

(Panephemeroptera Euephemeroptera Euplectoptera Anteritorna pm.Tridentiseta  
Tetramerotarsata Liberevenata Turbanoculata
 Anteropatellata Baetovectata Baetungulata - Caribaetis)

Nomen hierarchicum: Caribaetis/g(1) [g:1992]

In circumscription fits:

 subgen. Caribaetis Kluge 1992a: 13


References. Kluge 1992: * *


Autapomorphies of Caribaetis.

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Characters of Caribaetis of unclear phylogenetic status. 

() Hind wing of the "Centroptilum-type": relatively narrow and long, with long hooked costal projection (see Index of characters [2.2.60]). Probably plesiomorphy [see Turbanoculata (10)].

() Larval antennae bases are not turned together, frons between them does not form a keel (unlike Fallceon and some other taxa see Index of characters [1.1.3]).

() Larval claw [see Baetungulata (1)] bears a large seta on posterior-inner side (see Index of characters [1.2.24]).

() Larval abdominal terga with scales in operculate sockets [see Turbanoculata (12)] (see Index of characters [1.3.4]).

Plesiomorphies of Caribaetis.

In mature larva ready to moult to subimago, buds of subimaginal gonostyli are folded under larval cuticle by the "Nigrobaetis-type": 2nd segment of gonostylus is directed posteriorly and curved by its convexity medially and by apex laterally [see Baetovectata (3)] (unlike Baetofemorata and Labiobaetis/f1 see Index of characters [2.3.9]).

Larval paracercus is developed.

Size. Fore wing length 36 mm (see Tetramerotarsata).

Distribution. Cuba.

Comment. Lugo-Ortiz & McCafferty & Waltz 1994 suggested to unite Caribaetis with Fallceon in one taxon of genus rank, but have not suggested any apomorphic or unique characters for this taxon. Later (Lugo-Ortiz & McCafferty 1996) they united several genera into a "Baetodes complex" which is characterized only by presence of a seta on posterior side of claw, ignoring the fact that such seta is present in Caribaetis, but absent in Fallceon.


Nominal species in Caribaetis/g(1):

alcarrazae Kluge 1992 [Baetis (Caribaetis)] --/

grandis Gonzalez-Lazo & Salles 2007 [Fallceon]

planifrons Kluge 1992 [Baetis (Caribaetis)]  typus nominis Caribaetis --/


Examined also:

sp. (Jamaica)


See also:

Baetovectata INCERTAE SEDIS

Turbanoculata INCERTAE SEDIS